Wellesley College fleuus Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Kramingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. VOL. XXVII FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., DECEMHER 12, 1918 No. 12 MISS CAROLINE SPURGEON SPEAKS ON THE SOLDIER POETS OF THE WAR. Miss Spurgeon, who spoke on Monday after- noon, December -', at Billings Hall, Is one of the British Commission of Education, She is an eminent English scholar of the University of Lon- don, and an authority cm Chaucer. The War, said Miss Spurgeon, has revived a keen interest in literal an- and has inspired the young soldiers and sailors of England to write. The poetry they produce is not always perfect in form or unusual in content, but it is vital, it is living and full of interest; and this is not so very surprising for the War has brought to the minds of the people a hunger for poetry. It has given them a certain joy in life through a quickening of the senses and a lessening of the fear of death. The work of our soldier poets, Miss Spurgeon said, "is the expression of the flower of our young manhood." One of these was Rupert Brooke who, on ac- count of his personal charm, his brilliance and ability, has been compared to Sir Philip Sidney. Another was Julian Grenfell, at the same time an athlete, a keen hunter and a student. Miss Spurgeon read one of his poems in which he says, "Life is color and warmth and light" and hand in hand with this joy in life goes a certain kind- liness aria gaiantry: "Brother, brother If this be the last song you shall sing Sing well for you may not sing another." A very interesting little volume of poetry, Soldier Poets. Songs of Fighting Men, has been published. Its outstanding characteristics, Miss Spurgeon felt, were its expression of the per- (Continued on page 1, column 3) MISS SEVERIN SHOWS PICTURES OF Y. W. IN PEKING. Miss Theresa Severin, Wellesley '09, spoke on Wednesday evening, December 4, about the work of the V. W. C. A. in Peking, China, and showed pictures of the people. The first pic- ture was of Miss Frances Williams, who is now secretary there, and (lie "noble army of martyrs" the girls who make up the band of workers. Some of these are Bryn Mawr, some Wellesley women and two of the secretaries are Chinese. The Chin- ese women are very enthusiastic and capable, and because they can mean more to their association than any foreigner can. it is the hope of the work- ers to have them run the entire V. \\". C. A. them- selves. Mrs. Sung, the wile id' a high official and presi- dent of the Peking V. W. r. A. said, "When I came here first I was afraid to speak or pray or do any- thing hut the things you've given me to do have made me unafraid to do anything and I'd like to be chairman of the finance committee." Every Wellesley girl can realize what this means when she understands that this job entails the collecting of din's! Mis. Siieg's little daughter Lucy will come to Wellesley when Bhe is older and is to be the special charge of Miss Bart. Mi-- Severin's interesting pictures showed girls from the mission schools, little girls who had an organization much like our Girl Scouts, factory girls and women, two or three thousand of them working on soldier garments for ten hours for live cents, a group ,,f children temporarily adopted by some college girls. These children were flood-refugees and thirty of them were given the benefit of one year of careful training in the college associat ion. A League of Nations Exist. Wellesley Can Help Its Development. SIR JOHN FOSTER ERASER SHOWS THE CHECKERBOARD OF EUROPE. Dr. Horace M. Kallen spoke to a large audience in Houghton Memorial Chapel. I ) nilirr (i, on The Liiiijin of Free Nations. "The lirst purpose of the League," he said, "is not to prevent war, but to establish conditions in tile lite of mankind which will give to all nations, irrespective of race, of color, of fath. an opportunity for freedom and happiness. The prevention of war is only one means to this end. "Neutrality under modern conditions," he said, "is impossible. The living relations among states are such that each is dependent upon the others for economic necessities, no one can be economically .self-sufficient." Though we may think nationally, we arc compelled to live internationally. It is because of this fact that throughout the war neutrals have gotten themselves into trouble with belligerents. While the United States was still neutral she protested against England's regulation of her sea-traffic — a purely formal protest because of her sympathy with the Allies. Yet when the United States entered the war, she was forced to regulate the commerce of Norway, Spain, Hol- land, and other neutral nations, lest, were she not in control of the economic supply, they give aid and comfort to the enemy. At the end of the war no states were truly neutral. Sympathy de- termined their action, the interchange of economic supply their suffering. The economy and ways of life of the world are international, made so largely hy the influence of machinery, which necessitates such huge supplies of raw material and consequent extensive commerce." "Thus the world is interdependent in fact, while the political organization does not express that fact," Dr. Kallen went on to say. The neces- sities of war have compelled the development of institutions which are in harmony with the inter- national idea. These are the League of Nations as it at this moment exists, a practical necessity determined by the conditions of life and particu- larly of battle. Modern wars are really fought in factories. At the outset of the war, there was no economic unity among the Allies. Nations bid against each other for supplies, creating, there- fore, high prices, huge profits, and a disgracefully inefficient waste, — the result of thinking in na- tional and living in international terms." When the necessity of economic unity was sensed, the League of Nations actually came into being, and three great international organizations were created. First is the Food Administration, which provides for a just and equitable distribu- tion of food throughout the world. The War In- dustries Board is equally important. It deals with all industries necessary for the conduct of the war and with the raw materials necessary to them, studying the needs of the Allies and ap- portioning supplies justly and with expert knowl- edge. Moreover, this board fixes the prices of supplies, investigating the accounts of growers, producers, and manufacturers, and compelling publicity in financial dealings. The result is that in countries under its supervision the cost of liv- ing has gone ujt approximately fifty-two per cent, in contrast to an increase of from one hundred to one hundred and fifty per cent in those where its regulations are not in force. The organization has prevented unfair competition and profiteering, lowered prices, ami materially eased the life of each of us. The third of the international institu- tion, is the Inter-Allied Maritime Council of Paris. (Continued on page I. column 1) From a career almost as checkered as ttie map of Europe of which lie spoke Sir John I I'raser brought to Wellesley a fund of interesting information concerning present day Europe. His lecture, on Thursday evening, December the fifth. Has largely the fruits of his "travels in fifty countries," which he mentioned in passing. "It was my good fortune," he said, "to be in Paris when the war started." He was a bit dubious in appraising He- fortune that had cast his lot in Chicago on the day peace was declared. I lis reference to the noisy demonstration which look place there was one of a series of thrusts lie made at America's A inericanisms through the course of his address. This vein, treated very humorously and subtly, and a vein of intense British nationalism colored rather vividly every- thing he said. Nevertheless he felt no malice towards the United States, indeed he attributed to this country the greatest unity to be found in any of the allied nations. "The unity of the people of the United Stales has impressed me most because you Americans are not a race. Al- ii gh you are called a melting pot, the elements have not all melted. But you did coalesce when war was declared and entered it a united people. Never have I seen such undivided determination of spirit as I have found in the United States." In telling of the problems which would make a redrawing of the map of Europe necessary Sir John spoke first of conditions in the Balkans. His viewpoint was quite pessimistic on this point since the peace conference, he believes, can hardly hope to bring real peace to countries divided into na- tionalities not by races but by religions. "The allies," he said, "must act like elder brothers. If we work with these nations in deciding their boun- daries, it is just possible that future small, wars among them will be avoided." In Russia, "the most fascinating country for study in the world," the speaker went on to say "Autocracy was nothing but a crust over the real life of the people. In reality Russia was, is and (Continued on page 8, column 2) ADVICE TO THE ACTRESS. On Monday, December -'. at s o'clock, in Billings Hall, Mr. Louis Calvert, an English actor of long experience and unusual ability, lectured to the college on Shakespeare. Mr. Calvert is one of those artists, lamentably few in number, who be- lieve in absolute truth in the interpretation of their characters. Ilis genuine sincerity and the happy illustrations with which he made vivid his ideas endeared him to his audience, who applauded him enthusiastically from the start. Speaking first about acting, as a profession, Mr. Calvert declared that there are three funda- mentals in this art, which cannot be overlooked. The lirst is simplicity — a (dinging to essentials, a discarding of mannerisms and all that does not help us in interpreting the part one is playing. The second is enthusiasm. "If you feel impelled lo act." said be, "act. by all means!" Imagination, the third point, is the most important, as it is the most necessary to all real acting. One could see from the reverence with which In' approached his main theme that he is a wor- shiper at the shrine of Shakespeare. He told his audience frankly that his attitude in studying Shakespeare has always been "I know nothing: teach me." lie feels that the plays of this great- est of all dramatist* are not being presented with any truth on the modern stage. The actors need I , go back to the First Folio editions really to (Continued on page 3, column 2) THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS Boarb of Bbitors in. 'We Render an Accounting.' Therese W. Strauss, 1919, Editor-in-Chief. Margaret W. Conant, 1919, Associate Editor. Eleanor Skerry, 1920, Business Manager. Marion Robinson, 1919, Assistant Business Manager. Assistant Editors. Jeanette Mack, 1919. Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920. Emily Thompson, 1919. Mary Dooly, 1921. Ruth Baetjer, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. Mary Boomer, 1920. Margaret Metzger, 1921. PUBLISHED weekly during the college year by a bo irtl of students of Wellesley College. Subscriptions one dollar and fifty cents per annum in advance. Single copies five cents each. All contributions should be in the News office by 9 A. M. on Monday at the latest and should be addressed to Miss Therese W. Strauss. All Alumna: news should be sent to Miss Mary B. Jenkins, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. Offices of publication at office of Lakeview Press, Irving St., Framingham, Mass., and at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., to either of which offices all business communications and subscriptions should be sent. LAKEVIKW PRESS. PRINTERS. FRAMINQHAM, MAIS ^ MERRY CHRISTMAS." ' To many people the Christmas season is the happiest time of the whole year. The secret of its joyousness lies in the fact that it is a period of which the keynote is "Love"— love expressing itself in giving. Although it is the end of a term and everyone is tired the days preceding the Christmas holidays are more filled with spon- taneous and joyful giving than any other one time in the year. Here at college the spirit of giving has started many delightful, pleasure-giv- ing customs such as the sophomore carol singing on the last morning, house parties of great variety, the lighted Christmas tree on the Hill, the Christ- mas Carol Vesper service by the choir and Mr. Macdougall. But when the last train pulls out on Wednesday and the campus is left deserted what happens to the joyous Christmas spirit? One girl goes north. She is going to spend the holidays at home with her family. She gathers her friends about her, they learn some carols and on Christmas eve they sing the glad tidings to the lonely "old folks" and the sick. The girl's room mate travels south to her grandmother's. Of course, being a popular girl she has many college acquainances, but before she addresses cards to them she thinks of a lonely old aunt and her first school teacher— a pathetic soul— and sends greetings to them and others she knows will not be so well remembered as her college friends. The girl across the corridor spends her vacation in a little town out West. In the little home church she finds slight preparation for the Christ- mas festival because there is no one to institute new customs or put new life in the old. Through her happy enthusiasm others are given brilliant new ideas. Once- again it is the season of loving thought- fulness and great joy. With the separation of the student body for the holidays Wellesley's spirit will be spread far. Wherever it goes the News sends with each copy best wishes for A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. RED CROSS DRIVE. Look at the Free Press column. More specifi- cally, look at the report from the chairman of the Red Cross Auxiliary. Since the armistice Wel- lesley has increased rather than slackened her pace! Now look at the full page governmental adver- tisement on page 6. There is to be a Christmas drive for new members of the Red Cross. The connection is very evident. Wellesley boasts her- self a logical community, — training no doubt due to Intercollegiate Debates. She has proved her- self interested in Red Cross work. Now comes the test of her logic. Nothing less than one hundred per cent membership in the Wellesley branch of the Red Cross Association is to be expected. Many students have, up to this year, joined through their home auxiliaries. It is very well to join through both the college and home Branches; but if a choice must he made, it seems much more consistent to put one's money and nominal support into the same place where one's work is going. The college drive is to be undertaken during this week ; whereas the national drive is to take place next week. This gives every member of the college an opportunity to join the Red Cross once and perhaps twice before Christ- mas. FREE PRESS. > All contributions for this column must be signed with the full name of the author. Only articles thus signed will be printed. Initials or numerals will be used in printing the articles if the writer so desires. The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for opinions and statements which appear in this column. Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors by 9 A. M. on Monday. I. Faculty Concerts. The college community apparently does not rea- lize that by going to Billings Hall on Tuesday afternoons at 4.40 anyone and her friends may enjoy an hour of delightful music, through the kindness of the Department of Music. It is a time of day when music is peculiarly grateful and the technical excellence of these faculty recitals makes one wonder at the absence from them, of so many who strenuously go to Boston to con- certs, on the theory that proximity to such oppor- tunities is a reason for coming to Wellesley. The selections are cleverly adapted to an audience of varying degrees in musical appreciation and never fail to include, among the more difficult, one or two that rouse to enthusiasm every person pres- ent, whether it is some long-loved passage in the full tones of the strings, or a gay ballad, or a band of elves rollicking over the keyboard. Music lovers are missing a treat and an opportunity. And who would not be a music lover? Myrtilla Avery. II. Judging from the Free Presses that have been appearing in the columns of the News lately there seems to be a feeling prevalent that Wellesley girls have not been doing their duty since the signing of the armistice. Perhaps they have not thought very deeply about the world situation, perhaps they do not recognize the full extent of their individual responsibility. But in one way at least they have shown their realization of the fact that there is yet a great deal to be done. The Campus Red Cross Room has never been better attended — which is saying a good deal since girls have kept their pledges well all fall. Also the number of students doing extra hours of Red Cross work (besides the time they have pledged) has almost been doubled. Moreover forty-two new workers have been added to the list, bringing the total number above seven hundred. Also, we have opened the Village Room for the freshmen since the signing of the armistice. The attendance has been excellent. In an informal way almost all of \Q22 has pledged to work there a certain amount of time each week. We are about to ask them to sign the same sort of pledges as are signed on Campus, and feel confident that they will sign them and keep them as well as the upper class- men have. Our closets are piled high with work, kit bags and refugee garments of all sorts, so that we can- not afford to have the girls relax their efforts one moment. They have begun the year with a record to lie proud of, and one which I know they will not want to stain. Margery Boro, Chin, of College Auxiliary, In facing. the serious problems of the world's present situation are not some of us forgetting to be normal? We each and every one realize to the fullest degree that the world now faces a crisis where all must fulfill the moral obligation to be intelligent citizens, especially we college women. To this end we strive to focus our whole lives. But in realizing this state of affairs are not some of us being too serious and even fanati- cal about things that have relatively no world- wide importance, as for instance such minor de- tails as college societies? The Young Girl Chooses in the December Mag- azine is a clever eloquent article seemingly leav- ing society membership without a leg to stand on and making it utterly futile and worthy only per- haps of an unthinking set of girls. It is true no part of our lives should be spent unthinkingly. But does not a college society stand for good fellow- ship with undergraduates and alumnae bound to- gether by a loyalty based of? some literary, artis- tic and social purpose? The societies were started by a thinking set of women and have been per- petuated by their followers, not in foolish senti- mental feeling for tradition of the fireside or love of "a cup of tea," but as a means of having a good time with your friends — both in and 'outside of your society. Why then is not the change from the monotonous daily routine of dormitory, class, library, dormitory, to a quiet morning, afternoon or evening in the pleasant surroundings of a society house most welcome and beneficial? Why should girls who are eligible to socities consider membership only as another educational and serious element of their lives? In the crowded busy life of college where so many girls are away from home for the greater pat of their four col- lege years the homelike restful influence to be found in a society house with its living room, din- ing room, library and kitchen seems as worthy an end as the much disputed appeal to the intelli- gence and "social consciousness." We grant that a society is not directly essential for mental growth or "the seeing eye" but we do maintain that 'indirectly it promotes both by its opportunities for mental and physical relaxation. Why can we not accept our societies in this light, recognizing the value of normal, homelike ad- vantages which the}' offer instead of attempting to measure them up to an academic ideal? C. C, '19. F. E. B., '19. F. L., '19. IV. Why Can't We Have Good Barn Plays. Mr. Calvert's talk last Monday night held much good advice which it seems a pity we cannot adopt. He said, acting should not be taken too easily, it necessitates hard and earnest work. Why can't we have some real acting in the Barn? We have good talent and there are good plays to be had. Monsieur Beaucaire was well chosen for the Barn and the talent of the girls available. It could have been worked up into a really good production if time and work had been given it. The acting of the parts of Monsieur Beaucaire and Lady Clarice showed great promise; but what can they do when hampered by awkward grouping and falling over palms and screens by the other actors. Our Barn has too small a stage for so large a caste; why could it not have been cut down? Why couldn't the caste have had enough rehearsals to learn a less awkward grouping? Why couldn't the actors have had^an opportunity to work up their parts. Why can't we have a finished Barn plays? I suggest that we cut down the number of our plays and have good ones. We have all the material right here, why tint use it'. 1920. THE WE I. LESLEY COLLEGE NEWS The Vocational Guidance Committee expects soon tu be able to offer the student bodj a series of conferences which will bear as directly us po s - sible on work to be done along lines of recon st ruction. The committee 1ms at hand requests from a number of sources for the opportunity to speak to college women contemplating work in the varied phases of effort which arc seeking to assure the safety of the world for democracy. Is there some special vocation about which any one would like to hear in detail? If there is, the committee earnestly invites suggestions of preference for the subject matter of these con- ferences and will endeavor to secure the best Speaker possible in each ease, 'there will he an envelope for suggestions posted on the Vocational Guidance Hoard. The committee desires very much to serve as adequately as possible and therefore urges co-operation. P. I. I.„ '10. A PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY. The National V. \V. C. A. presents through the News some suggestions of the professional oppor- tunity it offers to Wellesley students: "(In November 10th the signs read: "Straight a lirad. No speed limit." On November 1,1th. "Halt! Road under construction!" But there were other roads; there was a tang in the air, and the old engine was never running better. Turn back? Never! That is the way hundreds of college women felt that day and will continue to feel. After the zest of war work, there is no turning back for her. And why should she go back? All the old and countless new roads are open to women today. The war has made real thinking as necessary for the inside of a woman's head as a hat for the out- side. Luckily, it has also made' it an easier matter to translate thinking into action. The Blue Triangle stands for one of these means of translation. This is the sign that has meant the most to women in war work since Uncle Sam enlisted, and the Y. W. C. A. intends to have it. mean even more in reconstruction. Under the Blue Triangle there are various ways of using the college woman's general and special training. Any girl who has another language besides English can feel it a patriotic duty to take up work among foreign-born women in the Inter- national Institutes. There she can help to make the future of America. If she is interested in social problems and enjoys her economics, she can join our social and recreational work among indus- trial women. A girl who is able to leave her home town, can do good work in club organization and activities in communities affected by the Avar. France, Russia, China and other lands are awaiting the girls of America. The Y. W. C. A. needs help in speaking their splendid ideals to those lands. Girls with a head for business or organization can do good work as cafeteria directors or business secretaries. Xo finer way of using a good athletic training could be found than in Incoming a physical director or recreational leador under the Blue Triangle. The gill with a quality for leadership and insight into character can liml inspiration and pleasure 1 in joining our religious work. Intensive and regular courses of training are provided in these subjects for qualified candidates in all part- of the country. Such a candidate for a position in the V. W. C. A. must have a college education, or its equivalent in experience, or tech- nical training in: Household Economy, Physical Training, Business Training. She must be at least twenty-two years of age and a member of a Pro- testant Evangelical Church. When you write your letter of inquiry, address it to the Personnel Bureau of the National Board of the Y. W. C A.. 1500 Lexington Avenue. New York City." Meyer Jonasson &? Co. TREMONT and BOYLSTON STREETS COLLEGE GIRLS will find the newest Coats, Dresses, Gowns, Silk Petticoats, Skirts, Sweater Coats and Furs at moderate prices at the Meyer Jonasson Specialty Shop for Women and Misses. 63 J Isirmrrr j|] | ffl 1 1 1 1 1 1 j rjinrj a | | a mama!] SIb] leaririririmiDffi] ] (Continued from page 1, column :S) Advice to the Actress. understand Shakespeare. They convey nothing of his original simplicity, but rather lose the real Shakespeare in their striving for "effect." Even the commentators, according to Mr. Calvert, arc not absolutely sincere in their interpretations of Shakespeare's more obscure passages. He him- self Has studied Hamlet for thirty years, and says that he finds something new every time he reads it. "Don't study Shakespeare for the blank verse until you are thoroughly familiar with the lines," he urged, "for in the blank verse you get the glamour, rather than the humanity of the words. And," he added, "when you recite Shakespeare, 'speak" it trippingly on the tongue,' as the char- acters themselves would have spoken the lines." He went on to speak of the "star" system in modern acting and the evils that attend it. "Why, there's not a part in Shakespeare that's not worth playing !" Mr. Calvert exclaimed enthusiastically. "Why do actors think that they are succeeding only when they have leading roles !" He illustrated his points as he went along with selected readings that were remarkable in the truth of their interpretation. He read first from Henri/ V, to show the value of imagination, and then from The Merchant of Venice, where the Prince of Morocco chooses the golden casket. He put great feeling into this part, proving effectively his statement that the "minor" roles need as much study as the more prominent ones. In the scene from Julius i aesar, where Brutus tells of his wife's death, Mr. Calvert interpreted admirably the stoical, unemotional nature of the man. He feels that too many actors make of this scene an oppor- tunity to display what they consider "dramatic power" instead of adhering strictly to the truth of the character as Shakespeare created it. Last of all, Mr. Calvert read a scene from Rich- ard II, a favorite of his. He called this play the most beautiful word-painting Shakespeare ever did." He read the scene with the feeling and the sincerity of interpretation that characterized his other readings. The future of Shakespeare, the dramatized Shakespeare, lies "with the children," declared Mr. Calvert. If young people can be shown the real Shakespeare on the stage, he is convinced that they will appreciate him and create a demand for him. It is his dream some day to Ik- in a position to finance the production of Shakespeare "for the children all over the country," so that they, the future I heat re-goers, may have a chance to know the best that the drama has to offer them. HOUSE CONSIDERS "LOSS OF PRIVILEGES.' The last meeting of the House of Representa- tives was called to order S.40, December -', 191K, in Room 24, to consider the subject on the n u probation rule. The business of the meeting was to act upon the report of the committee appointed tu investi- gate whether it was a function of the legislative body or of the Senate to determine the penalties for errors. It was voted to accept or reject the suggestions of the committee one by one. The following were accepted: 1. It shall be the policy of the Wellesley Col- lege Government Association to have the maximum penalty for violation of rules orig- inate in the House as part of the law itself. 2. The exact degree of punishment shall be left to the House Presidents except in special cases which shall go to the Senate. ■i. The ternr "College Government Probation" shall be dropped and the penalty be referred to as "loss of privileges" for a certain number of weeks. It was decided that the fourth suggestion, i. e„ the revision of the error slip, should be posted on the College Government Board fur consideration by the college at large, and voted upon at the next meeting. If the person who found a head bag Friday afternoon, Nov. -'it. will return it to its owner, Miss Stallknecht, (ill Washington Street, she will he willing to have them keep the five dollar bill which was in it. Lingerie for Christmas Gifts Handsome Camisoles, Envelopes and Gowns Very reasonably priced At Madam Whitney '$ Room £0 The Waban Wellesley Also Corsets and Brassieres THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS Continued from page 1, column -2) A League of Nations Exists. in which all the Allies are represented. The problems of ship-building and ship-distribution come before them. The latter they have settled with reference to international needs, according to their conception of the greatest service for the common cause. We should realize that most of our troops sailed for France on English ships ! This unity of international forces is, then, the League of Nations. The question which Dr. Kal- len says is before every citizen of the world today, is, "Shall we continue to maintain this inter- national organization, improve it, keep it for the purposes of peace, to perform the same services in peace as in war?" Under the armistice terms, there is bound to be a League of Nations. It should be a development, under democratic con- ditions, of the institutions we have formed in war. If we add to them an international legislature, con- ference, or congress, elected by the people of the nations, to which the boards will be directly re- sponsible, — then we will have an international agency which will really obtain for the world conditions of freedom and happiness. But this League must actually rest upon the will of the people, and the government must be a co-opera- tion of the states publicly and consciously main- tained. The establishment of such a League of Nations, the speaker believed, would bring about freedom of the seas, a consequence which England, proud of her splendid navy, still fears. According to President Wilson's idea,' freedom of the seas does not mean abolition of navies, but such conditions as prevail in our country because of the "Inter- States Commerce Commission:— equal rights, no preferential rates, cost of transportation equal and just for "all. The freedom of the seas and the League of Nations are practically the same in purpose and result. Given these conditions, the question comes as to what Wellesley students can do to establish the great fact more firmly. "First," said Dr. Kallen, "Stand up and be counted! Join the League of Free Nations Association or the League to En- force Peace, a co-operating society. Then get in touch with its members, tell your representatives and senators what you want. Preach the League of Nations asleep and awake." The United States, at least, will not consider the war won unless a League of Nations is estab- lished. She went into the war unselfishly, her pur- pose to attain freedom and happiness for all men. The conditions of the League are indispensable for that happiness. "You can do a great deal to make those conditions a reality. Do it !" At the end of his lecture Dr. Kallen answered several questions from the floor, and later spoke informally to those who still remained. Among other things he said that the League proposes to pool armaments for protection, not to limit them, and that eventually the production of armaments will be forbidden private concerns, since in the interests of competition these concerns promote strife. Freedom of the seas is probable, he thinks, if Congress will co-operate with President Wilson. That co-operation we should "want ag- gressively" to bring about! Dr. Kallen favors the establishment of a branch of the Association here — a branch to which every single student be- longs and which would work in harmony with the outside forces, to bring about the end he so ar- dently desires ! M. F., '20. PHILADELPHIANS NOTICE! The College Chili wishes to extend to those girls who will he in or near Philadelphia a cordial in- vitation to a reception for undergraduates on January I, from 8.80 to 6 o'clock at 1300 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. franklin Simon & Co. A Store of Individual Shops Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Street, New York. A Cordial Invitation is extended To the Students of Wellesley College Who are coming to New York for the Holiday Franklin Simon & Co. will be glad to have you visit their Individual Shops, not necessarily with the notion of pur- chasing, but in order that you may get some idea of the individuality which characterizes their Women's and Misses Shops. OUR HEARTS DESIRE. That the quality of the heart is, in the last analysis, the only thing that counts, was the theme of the Rev. Percy G. Kammerer's sermon on Sunday morning, December 8. "The Lord grant thee thy heart's desire and fulfill all thy counsels" may be a dangerous wish, but it is one which is necessary for proper development through indi- vidual self expression, he said. The heart's desire of the womanhood of this nation is to help our sisters, our country and our God, the speaker continued. The story of the woman who developed her mind for its own sake, never using it to help in lightening the burdens of the suffering womanhood about her is, fortunately, not typical of the majority of the women of to- day. It is necessary for our own development as well as for the welfare of our less fortunate sisters that we recognize their needs and that we help them to the utmost of our ability. The woman of America has shown her desire to help the country in her war activities and sacrifices, and she must now continue her helpfulness in making democracy a personal quality of heart, rather than a mere form of political government. Lastly, in helping our God we must assume the responsibility of helping to formulate and develop those new ideals and conceptions of Christianity which the fight- ing men of the nation are bringing back with them from the battle fields of Europe. FINNS ERECT A MONUMENT TO EQUAL SUFFRAGE. The Finnish women have been the first to erect a memorial to commemorate the enfranchisement of women. About 10,000 people gathered when the stone was erected at the foot of the highest hill in the Finnland Alps near the town of Frob- jerg. The lines on the stone translated roughly read : "On man and woman equal rights confer; Let her serve him; likewise let him serve her." (Continued from page 1, column 1) Miss Caroline Spurgeox Speaks on the Soldier Poets or the War. sonality of England and its realization of the Eng- lish mind. The English nation does not mean only the England of today, but the lives and spirits of the dead and those who are to come also. England is the expression of the nation's mind and will. It is a life compact with the essence of other lives. In a poem by Robert Hopwoode is expressed the bond between the dead and the liv- ■ mg. It is called "Old Way" and shows how alive to the young sailor are the spirits of Nelson and "Sir Francis." The present generation lay down their lives that the future may have liberty and peace. Vernay said: "Peace, not in our time but in their time, Oh, Lord!" The beauty, of English country has touched these young poets and caused many to write of the land that "is very small and very green and full of little lanes all full of flowers." Two poems on Death by a soldier barely twenty years old, Capt. Sawley, showed beautifully that lessening of the fear of it which has come through this war. Death is made to seem almost sweet, a way of gaining perfect equality. There is no terror in it. Death cannot stop a determination such as that expressed by Vernay in Eiujhinil to the Sea: "not 'til the sea and England sink to- gether shall they be masters." A very sympathetic analysis of the young sol- dier at war was Lieutenant Robert Nichols' Boys. Miss Spurgeon read two poems expressing the gallantry, humor, kindness, and depreciation of the thing at hand which these writers show. The first, called Dead Fox-hunter, pictures vividly the finding of a captain who had made a hold advance followed by his men— all lying dead. The second, by a sailor, tells in a humorous way of the work of the Little Trawler, in reality a mine sweeper. The very belittling of the danger of the work makes it seem all the more grim. The very pride of the little ship emphasizes the pathos of its fate. LOST! lfllO's CLASS BATON. FINDER PLEASE RETURN TO SUSAN LOWELL WRIGHT, POMEROY. LOST! A pearl and sapphire bar pin. Finder report to 82 Shafer. THE WELLES LEY COLLEGE NEWS MA Jli' i in.i lil i i . ii ' i ' «', ■Jj Ji'il i iin ~^ r PERKINS GRRRGE TBXI SERVICE Telephone 409 For Prompt Service Competent Drivers Comfortable Cars DERE BILL. Dere Bill: lim'w been i brave boy not to show how much you nii>.-M-il me ill this fall while I've been hear at college getting knowledge. Didn't kno I was a poet dill you Bill. You oughtta be proud id' me you had. 1 wrot a poem for the .Mag the other day. That's what they call the college paper the big one 1 mean. The other one is the NoOS and ils a weakly. I spose they call it that beeos its still rather feeble on the funny page. Guess I'll hafta write some good dope for 'em some time. () I was telling you I wrote a poem for the Mag. Well it didn't' come out the next time the paper did so I went and spoke to the editor about it. I couldn't get anything out of her. Guess she was afraid to tell me it was too good to print. She was awful busy — most of those girls what wear mortor-boards all the time are rushed to death. You wouldn't understand what inortor-boards are Bill, it's too tecknickle. It's nothing to do with exemption boards. I know you know a lot about them Bill and I appreshate youre trying to stay home from the war on my account, but a niortor- hoard is something different. I got that box of candy you sent me. 1 would of thot it was delaid in the mails, if I hadn't of seen the postmark, so I kno you was just bein economical, Bill when you bought the mark down stuff the'd had in stock since they opened up bizness. But don't try that again on me Bill. Taint as if you was the kind that was popular with the ladies. You kno I'm the only girl your every likely to have, and you better treat me nice. But I'll forget it this time. Good-hearted. That's me all over Bill. Well I got to stop now and rite a bunch of other fellos. Your's till the paint fades on Tower Court. That's a sort of joke that u> college girls under- stand. You wouldn't get it probably Bill. Too port-coshare. Mable. THE REASON. I know I'm flunking Yes I is. I'm getting G on every quiz. It's clear to me The reason be, That I just wasn't born a "wiz." IF. If you can do your work when all about you Are doing theirs, and stop when they stop too, If you can play and think and judge by custom And never stop to feel that you are you. If you can chat and not grow tired of chatter. Or eat all day, yet nightly cry for more, And heing fed again, go stuffed to slumber And yet not grow too fat. nor pimpled o'er; — II' you can cut. and not grow shamed of cutting; If you can think -yet not make though! your guide; If you can meet with t's anil l)s and flunk Holes. Nor let that slight misfortune sting your pride; — If you can laugh to see the tales you've started Twisted by friends to make the rumor spread, Or spend the day in "working" 'till you're all in, And yet consider two the time for bed! If you can have one aim for your allowance And toss it off without a thought of loss, And spend, and spend again for any pleasure, But "really can't give more" to the Red Cross; If you can force your heart and mind and con- science To acquiesce in whatsoe'er you plan. And so enjoy today and each tomorrow As only you and thoughtless children can; - If you can joke without a sense of humor, Xor see in self the humor others see; If neither scorn nor kindly blame convince you That you're not just the girl you ought to be; If you can fill yourself with satisfaction That in the mirror smiles a pretty face, — Yours is full life and everything that's in it And you're a daughter worthy of your race! M. F., '20. DECEMBER 18. What would you say if. nn Wednesday morning, the 18th of December: 1. Your trunk changed its mind and didn't make any fuss over shutting, even when you had put your Encyclopedia Brittanica in on top, which you would need to study with during vacation! 2. Your instructors smiled when your classes were assembled and said, "Well, cuts can't be given on the day a vacation begins, but suppose instead of class work, I read you The Night Before Christmas!" 3. Miss Davis ordered paper bag lunches, each with a chocolate eclair on top, passed around dur- ing the 11.4-5 classes! 4. You remembered to pack your tooth-brush. 5. And your rubbers — which you had purchased yesterday to prove to your mother that you had a pair, but which you could avoid wearing liy point- ing out that they had stretched until they really fell off whenever you took a step! 6. The officials in command of the pedal an- nounced that it would stop at the Quad, and that no one must hurry, as they were trying to break last year's record and he five hours late, instead of only four ! Would it take you long to realize thai you were Hill asleep, and that you had better hurry and get wp, as it wax all of 5.S5 A. .'/. and you hud rather a collection of things to do l" fore break- fast? LooK for cars marKed E. O. P. Telephone 409 for prices to Boston or other trips, or call at Garage 69 CEHTJBL STREET H. L. FLAGG CO. Stationery, Athletic Goods WELLESLEY, - - MASS. OLD NATICK INN, SOUTH NATICK, MASS. One mile from Wellesley College. BREAKFA5T from 8 to 9. DINNER 6.30 to 7.30. Tel. Natick 8610 LUNCH 1 to 2 Tea-room open 3 to 5 MISS HARRIS. M.-.n.r A. GAN Fashionable Ladies* Tailor Suits Made to Order - Riding Habits a Specialty We also do all kinds of Cleaning. Mending and Pressing WELLESLEY SQUARE. Next to tie Post Office WELLESLEY. Phone 471- W WELLESLEY INN HOURS FOR MEALS Breakfast 8 to 10 Luncheon 12 " 2 Dinner 6" 8 Waffi.es Seeved with Afternoon Tea. FOR YOUR. GUESTS ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS. House practically fireproof. Steam Heat WABAN HOTEL WELLESLEY SQUARE Photographs Portraiture Outdoor work Copying Sittings made at home SUE RICE STUDIO Waban Block, 14 Grove St., Wellesley Phone 430 MISS BISHOP WELLESLEY GIFT SHOP 14 Grove St., Waban Block Christmas cards on display New line of soldier cards Select cards and gifts for all occasions 1888 ESTABLISHEO 1918 H. BROAD SHOES REPAIRED Best makes of rubber heels and tennis soles. Shoes shined and oiled. Shoes repaired, not while you wail, but well. 15 Weston Road, near Xoanett THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS L DC IE DHEIE 3E DE DG 3E ^ Stand Up and Be Counted The Greatest Mother in the World is counting her children. She wants your name — and yours — and yours — the names of all her children. So, stand up, you men and women of America — stand up and be counted. Let The Greatest Mother in the World see what a big, proud family she has. You've given your share to your Red Cross — given it generously — and you'll give your share again when the time comes. Right now your Red Cross wants your name — not a contribution — wants to know that you are a member — pledged to help her. The Greatest Mother in the World wants to know who her children are before Christmas. Give your name and a dollar to the next Red Cross Worker who asks you for it. Answer "Present" at the Christmas Red Cross Roll Call. Stand up and be counted you children of The Greatest Mother in the World. + All you need is a Heart and a Dollar RED CROSS CHRISTMAS ROLL CALL December 16-23 o Contributed Through Division of Advertisin-* United States Gov't Comm. on Public Informaticn This space contributed for the Winning of the War by THE PUBLISHERS OF THIS PAPER DC DE 3E HE DE1E1E DC DC 3E DG THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS For the Consideration of Vvellesley College Students: flbercrombie &> Fitch Co* EZRA H. FITCH. Prtiident MADISON AVENUE and FORTY-FIFTH STREET, NEW YORK Will display College Girls Clothing, tor everyday and outing -wear, including Suits, Coats, Hats, Boots and Shoes, and all other articles or outdoor -wearing apparel, at f WELLESLEY INN December 16th and 17th. Miss Beatrice Wright, Mngr. College Service Dept. f THREE READINGS ANNOUNCED. On January 10, two days after the elose of vacation, Mme. Harriet Labadie is to read Ro- mance by Edward Sheldon. Three years ago Mine. Labadie read at Wellesley with rare insight and force., Ibsen's Doll's House. "Mme. Labadie is a producer of plays, but instead of employing what we call actors to represent the various char- acters, she creates them in her mind so that they can be clearly and distinctly seen by the mind's eye of the audience." Miss Sydney Thompson will give a program of: 1. Two Original Plays; 2. Old Ballads (in Cos- tume); 3. A Legend of King Arthur's Court; *. Agnes Sorel — A Tale of France, on March 7. The Dean of Vassar College writes to the Depart- ment: "I am glad that I can cordially recom- mend Sydney Thompson. She is one of the few readers whom I have heard during my life that I should like to hear repeatedly. She is so clever that she appeals strongly to college girls, and she is so refined and charming that she makes a strong appeal to any appreciative set of people." Miss Dorothea Spinney, an English woman, will read probably The Alcestis of Euripides, (Gilbert Murray's translation), on April 18. The play is given in costume before a setting of curtains. The Oxford Times (Eng.) compares Miss Spin- ney's voice with the two most beautiful speaking- voices on the English stage. The readings will be given in Billings Hall on the evenings stated at 8 o'clock. Course tickets with reserved seat $1,35. Tickets will be sold to members of the department Thursday and Fri- day, December 12 and 13; Saturday, December 14, 9 to 12 o'clock, and 2 to 4, at the Department Office, Billings Hall. Members of the Official THE STORE THAT HAS THE LATEST IDEAS IN 3fetoelrp g>ilber Cut <&lazi AT POPULAR PRICES Charge Accounts Solicited Look, in Our Windows Ml Summer St. Bostoa Staff may order tickets by resident mail of Miss Malvina Bennett, the week of December 9th. checks accepted. Hlumnae ^Department (The Editors are earnestly striving to make this department of value by reporting events of interest to Wellesley Alumna: as promptly and as completely as is possible. The Alumna: are urged to co-operate by sending notices to the Alumna: General Secretary or directly to the Wellesley College News.) MARRIAGES. '04. Clark-Finney. On Nov. 28, 1918, at Val- paraiso, Ind., Myra F. Pinney to Ainsworth Whit- ney Clark. . '08. Wright-Cooper. On Nov. 2, 1918, at St. Paul, Minn., Mabel Cooper to Dr. William Benton Wright, Jr. '12. Swering-Callett. On Nov. 28, 1918, at Brookings, S. D., Winfred Callett to Joseph Ben- jamin Swering. '13-T4. Meister-Smith. On Nov. 30, 1918, at Oxford, Ohio, Lucila I. Smith to Walter Fred- erick Meister. BIRTHS. '09. On Sept. 17, in Canton, China, a daughter, Christine Duford, to Mrs. G. Allen Hofmann (Margaret Jones). '12. On Nov. 21, in Paris, 111, a son, Herbert Blackburn, to Mrs William A. Dennis (Dorothy Simmy). '18. On No. 29, a daughter, Barbara, to Mrs. Paul Hartley (Esther M. Parks). DEATHS. '89. On Oct. 26, Mrs. Cornelia Banta, mother of May Banta. '94. On Aug 26, a Nantucket, Mass., Warren Barton Blake, brother of Harriet Blake. '01. On Nov. 24, in Waterbury, Vt., Dr. Wat- son Lovell Wasson, husband of Mrs. Pearl B. Randall Wasson. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. '09. Mrs. David R. Johns (Ruth Kenyon) to 999 Broad St., Meriden, Ct. '12. Mrs. Joseph B. Swering (Winifred Callett) to 430 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, X. Y. '13-'14. Mrs. Walter P. Meister (Lucile Smith) to 89 X. Munn Ave., E. Orange, X. .1. '18. Mrs. Kenneth P. Culbert (Miriam Towle) tii 198 West End Ave., X. Y. City. '19 Marion H. Wallace from 34 X. Jefferson St.. Xew Castle. Pa., to 318 Highland Ave, Xew Castle, Pa. Whereas: We, the Class of 1 f) 1 S, have learned of the death of a fellow-member, Doris Thayer, be it resolved that we extend to her family our deepest sympathy in their loss. Our class can ill afford to part with a member so genuinely loyal and so devoted to all that Wellesley holds best. We shall always remember her warm friendliness during our four years together. Ruth Lanoe, Ruth Castdlin. Sarah Deithick, "PAN-AMERICANISM.'' On .Monday evening, December 16, then- will be a lecture by Mr. John Barrett on Pan-Ameri Danism — <>nr Great After-the-War Opportunity. Mr. Barrett is the Director of the Pan-American Union at Washington and probably more than any one else has been instrumental in bringing about friendly relations between the United Slates and the Hispanic Republics. The subject is one of vital importance at the present time and all who are interested in the future welfare of Un- American continent are cordially invited to re- present. Billings Hall at 8 P. M. (A folder containing a short account of the Pan-American union is posted on the History bulletin board, and another, in Spanish is on the hoard near room I.) GOD SPEED TO PRESIDENT WILSON. "While no American woman will go officially to the peace conference." said Mrs. Charles Sumner Bird. Acting President of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, "the President of the United States take's with him our utmost good "ill and loyalty. President Wilson made a supreme effort to bring America to the peace conference with a completed democracy, so that no question could arise in the minds of any as to our interpretation of democratic government. This lie was unable In do, but whether women are to be admit led to a partnership of privilege and right' in 1919 or 1920, there will be no slacking in their endeavor to give their best efforts to the rigt solution of the greal problems which must he settled now that the war is over." IVY CORSETS "THEY CLING" Late Fall Models College, Athletic and Dress , Models A Model for Every Figure Special Holiday Model $3.50 .Danaeaux ana .Brassieres Only IVY CORSET SHOP in BOSTON m CORSETS 34 West St., Boston, Mass. THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS COLLEGE CALENDAR. r Thursday, December 12, 7:30 P. M., Billings Hall. Miss Mabel Bragg: The Use of the Story in Education. Friday, December 13, 8 P. M., Billings Hall. Mr. Arthur Gleason: The Peace Table. Saturday, December 14, The Barn. Second perfor- mance of the Junior Play, Billeted. Sunday, December 15, Houghton Memorial Chapel. 11 A. M. Dr. William H. Day, of Bridgeport, Conn. 7 PM. Vespers. Christmas Vespers. Monday, December 16, 8 P. M., Billings Hall. Mr. John Barrett, Director General of the Pan- American Union. Wednesday, December 18, 12:30 P. M. Christmas recess begins. Wednesday, January 8, 12:30 P. M. Christmas re- cess ends. PEACE TABLE TALK. Mr. Arthur Gleason, one of the best American authorities on the British labor situation is to speak Friday, December 13, at 8 P. M., in Bil- lings Hall on the Peace Table. Mr. Gleason was in 1914-15 attached to the Belgian and French armies with the British Red Cross and was for a time with the Y. M. C. A.' at the front. He also attended one of the British labor conferences in 1918. From his various writings and the facts of his actual experience at the front and in Eng- land, this is evidently a lecture we can scarcely afford to miss. ■ WAR WORKERS COUNCIL. The first attempt to bring women war workers together for an after-war conference was made by the National American Woman Suffrage Associa- tion Sunday afternoon, December 8th in Washing- ton. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National and International suffrage association and a member of the woman's committee, National Council of Defense, presided. The speakers includ- ed Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Mrs. Josephus Daniels and Mrs. Charles Tiffany. When the United States entered the war, the National Association called a meeting in Washing- ton to offer its services to the government. The questions discussed Sunday were: Has the asso- ciation lived up to its pledge? Can the govern- ment, which accepted the war service of women deny them political recognition in after-war. prob- lems? How strong an appeal may be made by the women war workers ? The Washington meeting is the central one of a chain extending all over the United States. These meetings called simultaneously in various parts of the country are the opening feature of the National Association's campaign for the one vote needed to pass the federal woman suffrage amendment during the short session of the senate. THIRD FRESHMAN CHOIR GIVES FINE PROGRAM. Wellesley was charmed on Sunday evening, December 8, by the performance of the third Freshman Vespers Choir. Under the able direc- tion of Mr. Macdougall, a choir of over two hundred voices gave a program which rivaled in beauty the programs of the preceding choirs. The unison of the parts was the most noticeable feature in the singing. Mr. Albert T. Foster, Mr. Joseph Goudreault. and the College Choir, assisted the Freshman Choir. The sober richness of Rheinberger's Canzone with its muted violin melody and dominating organ accompaniment was an effective contrast to the strange tenderness of the Melody in E flat by Tchaikowsky. To the lovers of the lovely song Holy Night the organ arrangement with the florid introduction of other melodies was disappointing. The power and simplicity of the tenor solo And H €. C flatter? Co. NEW YORK BOSTON 154-158 Tremont Street PARIS Desires to express appreciation to the young ladies of Wellesley College for their interest in the displays held by the establishment from time to time at Wellesley Inn, and to add a cordial invitation to visit the Boston Shop when visiting town. The house is aware of the patriotic services rendered by Wellesley students in the various war activities, funds and charities and upon these splendid perform- ances the house of SLATTERY offers sincere congratulations and extends All Good Wishes For Christmas And The New Year In The Year Of The Great Victory 19 18 /. John, saw the Holy City was well brought out in Mr. Goudreault's rendition. In Sing Allelulia Forth the training and natural ability of the choir was marked. (Continued from page 1, column 3) Sir John Foster Fraser Shows the Checkerboard of Europe. is to be the most democratic country in the world. . . There is so much to admire and so much to abhor about Russia." In his opinion it is the Jews in Russia who constitute the dangerous ele- ment for future development. Because these Jews have 'been so hideously oppressed, — according to Sir John, for economic reasons, — it is only na- tural that they should be a source of rebellion in the state; but it is, none the less, an un- fortunate fact. Russia, despite the present tur- moil, has her good side, for, he said, "there must be something very beautiful innate in the char- acter of men who let religion dominate their lives." To Italy we should be deeply grateful, the speaker went on to say, for her valiant conquest of the Trentino. Her desire for a piece of the Dalmatian coast upon which Serbia looks with anxious eyes is a problem for the peace con- ference to settle. Of our debt to Belgium, too, the audience was reminded ■ and of the four years of suffering Belgium has undergone. "To gallant France not only this generation but generations unborn owe a debt." France has pub- lished no casualty lists for over a year but there is every reason to believe that her casualties in the last year have run into the millions. Sir John was rather unwilling to tell of Great Britain's suffering and her bravery, although he suggested it very clearly. But he gave bis audi- ence an idea of the humor which makes the British Tommy absolutely unique. As a Scotch- man he felt justified in saying that the best fight- ing done under British arms has been done by the English; that Great Britain has held her own on her seventeen battle-fronts. As for the famous British navy, the sailors feel they have not had a show. Speaking of Germany, the lecturer said, Ger- many must have a stable government, with which the Allies can deal. Germany hopes America will stand between her and the wrath of the Allies, but no mercy can be shown until Germany has shown repentance. Sir John felt that no one who had, as he has, been in twenty air raids, could speak of mercy now. "It is to justice we must bend our minds. Europe has seen things that make her heart harder than those three thousand miles away." An earnest plea for unity of feeling between England and America, two most democratic coun- tries, was the subject of a large part of Sir John's address. "War teaches nations modesty as it teaches in- dividuals modesty. The cloak of national arro- gance which Germany wore must be avoided," he concluded. ECONOMY Let B. L. KARRT, the Local Tailor, do your TAILORING, CLEANING, PRESSING V\forkmansnip and Satisfaction Always Guaranteed PRICES MODERATE B. L. KARRT TaiJor and Furritr Wellealey Square, Opp. Post Office Tel. Wei. 217-R FRASER, THE FLORIST PLANTS AND CUT FLOWERS 65 Linden St., West Wellesley, Mass. (Flowers Telegraphed) Telephone 597 $3 ** ORANA" HAT SHOP We do remodelling and use your own materials. Our prices are very reasonable. We also have a nice selection of more expensive hats. MISS A ORR 611 Lawrence Bldlf.. 149 Tremont St.. BOSTON. MASS.